It's OK to Disagree.

As I get older, I enjoy opposing points of view more and more. I don't want to be around people who agree with me about everything. While it used to provide me comfort that I was "right" about things, it didn't help me to grow beyond my current scope much.

Twitter is a great place to observe the thoughts of people I don't agree with. I follow close to 2000 folks, so I am exposed to a barrage of points of view. I disagree with a lot of what I see flying down my timeline, but I do appreciate the differences of opinion. I am challenged to see things from the vantage point of others, and I've learned to not react emotionally every time someone says something that I interpret to be inflammatory or downright wrong.

I see value in the people I disagree with, because I find that we also have our common ground as well. Where it counts, the majority of us, regardless of online opinions regarding the social crisis du jour, would likely do the right thing. I may not agree with you on every feminist issue, but chances are we're both likely help an old man up who has fallen down on the street. At this point, that shared space of humanity is enough for me.

What can I say? I'm on my Frank Ocean "Nostalgia, Ultra" swag. I still believe in man.